Once more it happened,

A tune came on the radio,

A tune I heard so many times

But not heard for tens of years.

My dad came straight to my mind,

As it was in his era

That this tune was so popular.

It was on the radio all the time,

Those good times brought to mind

As Dad and I listened,

Listened to so many types,

So many types of music.

Yes it was that time,

That time when the good times rolled,

And Mantovani was in our lives.


  • orchidee

    A good write Gold.

  • Michael Edwards

    And I remember it too - great memories

    • Goldfinch60

      Back in the day, eh, Michael.

    • dusk arising

      Oh yes,there are those old tunes which bring back similar memories for me. Though seldom heard for fathers musical tastes were somewhat bizarre.

      • Goldfinch60

        My fathers taste in music was vast, it was he that started my passion for classical music and jazz. At his funeral I got a recording of Tommy Dorsey playing "I'm getting sentimental over you" which was one of his favourite songs and in the book of Remembrance at the Crematorium my brother and I wrote "Play your music louder" in it.
        It would have been his ninety third birthday today (17th).

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks UNCLE ANDY : Charmaine a lovely song to wake up to : Its Saturday Morning here already ! My DAD is a Classical music Buff and in addition to lots of Spanish Music LPS he does have Mantovani as well. Such Music lifts the SOUL in a very special way : and it always brings back memories. Loved your POEM : its good to reminisce ! Blessings & Love to You & Joyce ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Angela, my dad was the same, see my answer to dusk arriving.

        • Laura


          I enjoyed your fine poem and the great Mantovani musical clip! 🎼 Thank you for sharing! 😊

          My love to Joyce and you!


          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Laura, much appreciated.

          • onepauly

            music stirs the soul.

            • Goldfinch60

              It surely does my friend.

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